The Sun Is Also A Star

Posted by shorty on November 1, 2016
Yoon_9780553496680_jkt_all_r1.indd The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 344
Release Date: Nov 2016
Place on Hold

Natasha Kinglesy is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant whose dad is a starving actor. She immigrated to the USA when she was 8 years old. Her family overstayed their visa and now, Natasha’s life is coming undone. Daniel Jae Ho Bae is a seventeen year old Korean American whose parents immigrated to the U.S. years ago. He’s on track to Yale and become a doctor. When he saves Natasha’s live, everything changes for both Daniel and Natasha.

I liked the book a lot. I thought it was really interesting. I liked the aspect of her family being  undocumented immigrants. The cultural differences and history was also interesting to me. The author’s writing was also really good. It was descriptive, but not too much. The part I didn’t like was the ending. I thought it would be more realistic, but it had a happy ending because Natasha and Daniel are in love. That’s not how life really is. Not everybody gets a happy ending and gets to be with their one true love. I would’ve liked the ending to be more realistic and less lovey-dovey, but other than that I thought the book was great. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a new book and who wants to see what life is like for undocumented immigrants. All in all, I would give this book a 7/10 on a scale from 0-10.

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